Halong Carnival has recently become attractive and important event which lures the large participation of local people, domestic and international visitors.
Halong Carnival was first organized in 2007 with the main purpose to create a place for Halong Bay and other participating countries to exhibit all their unique culture features, as well as enjoy Vietnam’s exciting atmosphere of colors, friendship, solidarity and joyfulness. This is also a great opportunity to promote not only tourism values of Halong Bay, but also the tourism industry of Vietnam.
The carnival is the busiest, most crowded and most delightful to people in Halong. Tourists from everywhere in Vietnam and other countries, approximately dozen thousands of people, come to Halong.
The carnival including an opening ceremony, art performances and a street show is often participated by thousands of local artists, models and dancers, and art troupes from China, Laos and the Republic of Korea together with the parade of flower carriages featuring Quang Ninh’s tourism resources. Travelers might find on the stage and in the street Laos dancers with their traditional dance moves, Korean dancers in Hanbok dancing with a drum on hands, or performers from Quang Ninh in blue costumes representing the vast sea.
There would be no end to the delightful night after everyone, performers side by side with all the audiences create another stage right on the streets to dance and sing free-style. The festival seems to reach its most exciting part at this point and the night seems to last forever.
Untitled “Quang Ninh's Colours – Integration and Spread”, Halong Carnival 2013 will be held in Hoang Quoc Viet street, Halong city on April 27. The event is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding Quang Ninh province, spotlight the province’s tourism potential and honor heritage values of Halong Bay - Natural Wonder of the New World.
(Source: Quang Ninh Portal)